Spotted Pike Characin - Boulengerella maculata
Species name: Boulengerella maculata
Synonym: Boulengerella maculatum, Hiphostoma taedo, Hydrocynus maculatus, Xiphostoma maculata, Xiphostoma maculatum, Xiphostoma taedo
Common Names: Spotted pike-characin
Family: Ctenoluciidae (Pike-characids)
Order: Characiformes (characins)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max. size: 30 cm / 12 inches
Origin: South America. Rio Amazonas, Rio Tocantins and Rio Orinoco
Temperament: Relatively non aggressive predator.
Company: Only keep with non aggressive fish that are to large to be considered food.
Water parameters: pH 6.0-7.5, temperature 23-27°C / 74-80° F
Aquarium setup: Best kept in schools. This fish spends most of it’s time in the upper water regions and the bottom decoration is hence of less importance. Provide them with large open areas to swim on. Large plants that reaches the water surface and a few floating plants are recommended but not necessary.
Feeding: Accepts all kind of live food. Can sometimes but not always be trained to accept frozen food and pellets.
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